Sharing stories to connect young people from the EU member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries

Ilhama Gasimzade & Sara Rajabli

Connecting and inspiring young people in Azerbaijan

Hi everyone! I am Sara. I am already in my second year as a Young European Ambassador (YEA) and enjoying sharing all the opportunities provided by the EU for students and young people. I have experienced the importance of both participating and organising ...
Sara Rajabli & Ilhama Gasimzade 08 December 2017

Presenting the YEAs initiative to 700 Ukrainian students

Every year, summer changes to autumn and brings with it a somewhat cold and nostalgic mood. Obviously, we were all looking to find warmth and inspiration this autumn. And we found the perfect place – an event which was held on 18 November in Kyiv, Ukraine...
Kateryna Chubei 08 December 2017
Carolina Sclifos

Returning to my country as a Young European Ambassador

Always, when I go back home, I am fulfilled with a sense of happiness and childhood memories. But this time, when I returned as a Young European Ambassador, it was a special honour, as I had the opportunity to share my experience...
Carolina Sclifos 08 December 2017
Dorothea Tkadleckova

"Our common values is what unite us all" - My experience in Moldova

As a wholehearted European citizen I was happy to be selected as one of the 27 Young European Ambassadors to take part in a mission to visit schools in the Republic of Moldova. The visit lasted three weeks in total...
Dorothea Tkadleckova 08 December 2017
Alesia Petrovets

What is the secret recipe to participate in EU-funded opportunities?

How many times have you thought, “I will change my life and step out of my comfort zone”, “tomorrow I will finally become a volunteer at a local not-for-profit organisation”, “I’m going to find the educational project of my dreams and apply to it”? And what usually happens next? ...
Alesia Petrovets 28 November 2017
Serhii Lashyn

Erasmus+: go pursue your dreams!

For a great number of people, European integration means a lot. However, what this concept concretely means is often unknown. How can we engage in European integration? How can we benefit from it? And can we do it when we are outside the EU? I want to tell you about one personal example: Erasmus+. This programme ...
Serhii Lashyn 21 November 2017
Samir's experience studying abroad

Study in Europe: My top tips to apply for scholarships

My story started in August 2017 when, after a long application process followed by stress and excitement, I was admitted to Malmö University in Sweden. Considering the high tuition fees for non-EU students and the high living costs in Sweden, I had no other option but to look for a scholarship in order to study in my dream country...
Samir Salimzade 12 November 2017
EU Youth Conference, Tallinn

How the EU Youth Conference taught me to be a contributor

The golden autumn turned into winter with one night of massive snowfall in Tallinn, prompting the Estonian hosts to sheepishly apologise for the weather in their country. The guests to whom they were apologising had gathered in the digital capital of the EU to participate in various simultaneous conferences organised by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Ani Khachatryan 12 November 2017
Nuriyya Hasanova, Young European Ambassador from Azerbaijan

Sharing my EU experience with local communities in Azerbaijan

Recently I participated in the EU Bus Tour around Azerbaijan, visiting universities in Sheki and Zagatala and the EuroVillage in Sheki. These activities were organised by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan. To give you an idea of the tour: Zagatala and Sheki are relatively small cities in comparison to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, ...
Nuriyya Hasanova 17 October 2017